Author:
Madison Kingsford
Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Grade:
7, 8
Tags:
  • Geology
  • NE SCIENCE
  • Relative Dating
  • ne-science
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Graphics/Photos

    Education Standards

    Relative Rock Dating Chart

    Relative Rock Dating Chart

    Overview

    This diagram describes and illustrates the laws of relative rock dating. The laws of superposition, lateral continuity, original horizontality, cross-cutting relationships, and unconformities are represented. 

    Definitions adapted from ck-12 Relative Ages of Rocks, CC-BY-NC 3.0

    Rock Dating Matching

    With this google documents version of the chart, students can drag the descriptions and illustrations of each law of relative dating underneath the correct heading. 

    Click HERE to open an interactive image of the chart on google documents. Drag the descriptions and illustrations of each law of relative dating underneath the correct heading.